Windows 10 Single Language Change Language Microsoft Windows Language Pack Types Some Windows users may find that some parts of their operating system interface do not display in desired language after installing language pack. Fully localized language pack: It contains percent of the resources for a language and locale. Partially localized language pack: It contains percent of the resources for a language and locale, but not all of the resources are localized in the language pack Language Interface Pack LIP: A partially localized language pack that includes less than percent of the localized resources.
LIPs can be installed only on top of a fully localized language pack. For end users, what we can do is installing language interface pack, which is partially localized for some languages.
This explains why you might install a Portuguese language pack, but still get some parts display in English after a reboot. See diagrams for details here. Depending on the Windows 10 version of your computer, the specific operation may slightly vary. Here is an instruction for Windows 10 Pro, build. Step 1. Step 2. Select a region, then click Add a language. Step 3. Choose the language you need.
You may also need to choose specific region if it is English, French, etc. Step 4. Here you can also download Handwriting and Speech pack. Step 5. Go back to the previous screen when the download is complete, and then click Set as default. If everything goes well, the display language should be changed after a reboot. Here are some of the symptoms: Open Windows Explorer, go to C: Delete all files and sub-folders within the Download folder. Go back to the language pack page and try downloading again.
Now the language pack should be downloading, and you can set it as default display language as described above. CAB files and install them manually. Just make sure the language pack suits for your Windows 10 build. Follow these steps to manually install Windows 10 language pack: Click Install display language. Browse the location of downloaded CAB file, then click Next. Accept the license terms, then click Next.
Installation will start automatically. Step 6. Click Close when the language pack installation is completed. Reboot may be required.
Windows 10 Single Language Change Language Windows 10 single language is basically Windows home version, but with only one system language. It is usually pre-installed in some Windows laptops, and the users cannot add or change UI display language as Pro version users do.
The best solution for Single Language Windows 10 is to upgrade to Pro version. Related Articles.
However, Windows 7 Ultimate is not widely used when it comes to home users. At that time, we promised to show in an upcoming tutorial how to install and change to a new display language when using Windows Home and Professional editions.
It is time to show how. The Partial Solution for Home Users: These packages translate the most used elements into another language and the remaining interface elements are kept in the parent language which is, in most cases, English. Parent languages are those languages used as the basis for translation to another display language. For example, English is the parent language used to translate interface elements into many languages, such as: Russian is the parent language for Uzbek, Turkmen, Tatar, Mongolian and others.
Other parent languages can be French, Spanish, Norwegian or Serbian. In order to install a Language Interface Pack, your Windows 7 needs to have installed the appropriate parent language. Otherwise you cannot get it installed. Unfortunately, not all languages have a downloadable package available. If that's the case for the language you need, read the next section of this tutorial.
Run the LIP file you just downloaded. It is a file with the extension '. The 'Install or uninstall display languages' window opens. Click Next. You are asked to review the license terms. Read them, check 'I accept the license terms' and click Next. You are asked to read the ReadMe file which contains information about the language interface pack you are about to install.
Read it and click Next. The installation process now starts and you are shown a progress update window. When done, you are notified about the success of the installation process. You are asked to select the display language. Select the new display language you want to use. Then, check the box that says 'Apply display language to welcome screen and system accounts', if this is something you want to have.
When done, click 'Change display language'. You are then notified that you need a restart in order for the language change to take effect. Close any open documents and applications. When done, click Restart now. When you log on, the newly installed display language is used for most of the elements in the user interface.
The elements which are not translated are shown in the parent language used by the Language Interface Pack you just installed. If you don't have Windows 7 Ultimate installed, then you will have to hack your operating system a bit. We cover this scenario and the most effective solution in this tutorial: This LIP language requires other languages that are not installed or selected If your Windows 7 uses a different language than the parent language required by the LIP you downloaded, you get the error message: In this case, you need to install the required display parent language first, and then the LIP you need to use.
If that's not possible, you are in a tough situation. We will try to cover this exceptional scenario too. Conclusion - It's Complicated Unfortunately, things are complicated for users of Windows 7 Home and Professional editions.
If you need to install and use a different display language, without hacking the operating system, then this procedure is your only choice. This wouldn't be a problem though, if the number of downloadable Language Interface Packs would be higher and would include more of the most common languages. We will do our best to identify other working solutions. Until then, if you have any comments or questions, don't hesitate to use the form below.